Skip to comments.The Congressional Black Caucus: Fifth Column in Congress?
Posted on 09/07/2003 1:16:41 PM PDT by nwrep
For months, I have struggled with a hypothetical question, a thought experiment if you will: If the enemies of the United States, such as Al Qaeda, had a political wing in the US Congress, how would their votes differ from those cast by the most liberal group in the House, namely, the Congressional Black Caucus, who are all members of the Democrat party?
After great reflection and research, I have reached a sobering conclusion: in matters of the military, there would not be any significant difference between the aggregate voting record of the CBC and that of the hypothetical political wing of Al Qaeda.
An objective analysis of the voting patterns, statements, policy positions, and arguments proffered by the CBC would leave one in no doubt as to the logical conclusion of their stance on American military power. Every action taken by the CBC in Congress has had the intention of suppressing, rolling back and reducing the strength of the American military.
Such attitudes continued, and gained strength, even in the face of the greatest catastrophe to strike this nation since the end of WWII.
Consider for example the votes of some key members of the CBC, such as John Conyers, Barbara Lee, Maxine Waters, Charlie Rangel, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Jesse Jackson, Jr., as well as recently deposed terrorist lover Cynthia McKinney:
National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002 All except Waters and Jackson-Lee voted no, Roll call: 382 Yea, 40 Nay
Bill to combat terrorism All voted no.
Bill to deter and punish terrorist acts in the United States and around the world All except Rangel voted no.
One cannot help but be stunned by this extraordinary hostility to the US military and unwillingness to support the war on terrorism when the burning embers at the WTC have not yet died down, and when the rest of the nation is immersed in collective grief and anger over these acts.
If these people would not support their country as she fought back after these monstrous acts perpetrated against her, when would they?
Most of the members of the CBC have consistently voted against military appropriations, weapons systems, DoD authorizations, CIA funding, and have championed the cause of nuclear and conventional disarmament of America. If you are Al Qaeda, what better ally could you hope to have in the Congress of the United States? If you are a terrorist wishing to inflict harm on US possessions overseas, who better to champion your cause than those who would reduce funding for covert intelligence operations that might intercept and end your efforts?
In addition, as if such votes were not enough for the CBC to put themselves solidly in the corner of America's enemies, consider some other actions they have taken over the years:
* Cynthia McKinney blaming Bush for the 9/11 attacks suggesting he had foreknowledge of the event.
* CBC members visiting Castro and applauding him for his rule, and receiving help from him in the form of Cuban medical training for inner city African-Americans.
* John Conyers and others prominently leading and speaking at major anti-war rallies, which were recently cited as a source for strength and applauded by none other than the man convicted in the Bali terrorist bombing.
* Charlie Rangel mourning the deaths of Saddam's sons and downplaying their importance in the war against Saddam Fedayeens in Iraq.
* All CBC members aligning themselves strongly with the communist inspired anti-war movement.
* Publicly contradicting President Bush on foreign policy and pursuing their own by backing Venzuelan communist dictator Hugo Chavez: Comandante Chavez's Friends
If these actions do not further the agenda of the enemies of America, what will?
If the CBC does not get political contributions from America's enemies, isn't it time for them to start getting a paycheck from the people they serve?
Makes me sad to think what black members of the military must think of their
so-called black congressional leadership. We all know who the real heros are....I hope
they know there are millions of us out here - black and white - who love them for
their dedicated service to our country.
Even if true -- I would suspect they represent a far larger segment of the population in the United States, versus city/rural blacks. ...
The pertinant statistic would be what percentage of Blacks receive welfare, versus the percentage of whites on welfare...
Do YOU have that fact in your mind?
Plus --- I doubt many of the "rural whites" are voting for the jerks that make up the BCC..
Einstein was famous for his thought experiments. He would lay out the prevailing scientific theory and then set out to logically demolish it. Now the author wants to set blacks apart from other democrats. He then proceeds to list the voting practices of blacks but fails to supply the comparative voting habits of other democrats. But never mind the lack of rational analysis, because blacks are like Al Qaeda because Al Qaeda is like the blacks, so therefore the blacks are like Al Qaeda. Beware of those who lead off with their ideas as a though experiment. It really takes genius to pull it off.
Secondly, let us debate the facts mentioned in the piece. The conclusions are something a reasonable person would draw.
Thirdly, I chose to highlight the CBC because 2 of their most prominent members, Conyers and Rangel, are in line for important Chairmanship positions should the rats take control of the House. They are 2 of the most senior Democrats in the House, and one of them would become Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee.
Through this article, I want to warn people of the consequences of letting the Democrats take control of the House.
How would he do that?
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